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10 things in tech you need to know today

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Publish Spanish Skills in the US and Make Money with In-Skill Purchasing (ISP) and Alexa Developer Rewards

  • In April, we announced that developers could start building skills for Spanish-speaking customers in the US using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) with the new Spanish for US voice model.
  • Make Money with Spanish Skills in the US by Adding In-Skill Purchasing (ISP) Starting today, developers can start building premium skill experiences with localized content that is relevant for Spanish-speaking customers in the US.
  • You will be able to monetize your Spanish skills using tools that currently exist: the Alexa Skills Kit Command-Line Interface (ASK CLI) or the Alexa Developer Console.
  • The eight eligible skill categories are: Education & Reference Food & Drink Games, Trivia & Accessories Kids Health & Fitness Lifestyle Music & Audio Productivity How to Build Alexa Skills for Spanish Speaking Customers It’s easy to start building voice experiences for Alexa in the new Spanish (US) language model.

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Las Skills en Español estarán disponibles en Estados Unidos con "In-Skill Purchasing" (ISP) y recompensas para desarrolladores

  • En Abril, anunciamos que los desarrolladores podían construir skills para los clientes de habla hispana en los Estados Unidos (US) usando el Alexa Skill Kit (ASK) con el nuevo modelo de lenguaje: Español (US).
  • Gana dinero con tus Skills en Español (US) usando la función "In-Skill Purchasing" (ISP) en los Estados Unidos A partir del día de hoy, los developers pueden construir experiencias premium con contenido localizado para los clientes de habla hispana en Estados Unidos.
  • Para comenzar en el modelo de lenguaje de Español comienza como sigue: Inténtalo con el ejemplo de Datos Curiosos Revisa la guía paso a paso Navega por nuestra documentación técnica para entender como crear las skills para el modelo de Español (US) Estamos muy emocionados de tener Alexa disponible en Español para Estados Unidos de América y no podemos esperar para ver lo que van a construir.

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New Alexa Skills Training Course: How to Design for In-Skill Purchasing

  • Optimize Your Voice Experience for In-Skill Purchasing In order to effectively monetize your Alexa skills, you need to design an experience that inspires your customers to continue using your skill over and over.
  • Course Components Introducing Our Use Case Offer the Right Premium Content Make an Offer at the Right Time Write Effective Upsells Make a Smooth Handoff Provide Access to Purchases Wrapping Up & Resources Whether you’ve previously built a skill with in-skill purchasing or you’re just starting out, we consider this course to be a milestone along your Alexa skills educational journey.

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Alexa Voice Service Expands to Brazilian Portuguese, with Devices from Intelbras, Bose, Sony, and LG

  • Alexa Built-In Products Expanding to Brazil We’re thrilled about the device makers that have announced plans to bring Portuguese to their products in Brazil, including: Intelbras: Intelbras is launching Alexa into its Izy Speak!
  • Device makers can now access the new Brazilian Portuguese language models using AVS APIs, adding support for another language to their Alexa Built-in products.
  • With forthcoming software updates, customers will also be able to use Amazon Alexa on its newest 2019 TVs. LG: LG Electronics is adding Alexa support to over 30 LG TVs, including its OLED and NanoCell models.

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Amazon Pay users in India can now pay their utility, mobile and cable bills with Alexa

  • Amazon Pay users in India can now use voice command with Alexa to pay their utility, internet, mobile, and satellite cable TV bills, the e-commerce giant said on Wednesday.
  • But this is the first time the American company is letting users pay their electricity, water, cooking gas, broadband, and satellite TV bills with voice and Amazon Pay. Amazon Pay is available in many markets, but the service has become especially popular in India, where the concept of parking money to a digital wallet skyrocketed in usage in late 2016 after the Indian government invalidated much of the paper bills in circulation in the country.
  • The company says users can engage with Pay through voice commands like “Alexa, what’s my balance,” which will reveal the amount they have available for purchase in their Amazon Pay wallet.

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10 things in tech you need to know today

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  • This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday.
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Tools for Generating Synthetic Data Helped Bootstrap Alexa’s New-Language Releases

  • Alexa feature teams will propose some canonical examples of customer requests in the new language, which we refer to as “golden utterances”; training data from existing locales can be translated by machine translation systems; crowd workers may be recruited to generate sample texts; and some data may come from Cleo, an Alexa skill that allows multilingual customers to help train new-language models by responding to voice prompts with open-form utterances.
  • From a list of 50 or 60 golden utterances, the grammar induction tool might extract 100-odd rules that can generate several thousand sentences of training data, all in a matter of seconds.
  • The guided-resampling tool generates additional training examples by swapping out slot values — producing, for instance, “play Justin Bieber” and “can you play a song by Camila Cabello?” Adding the vast Amazon Music databases of artist names and song titles to the mix produces many additional thousands of training sentences.

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How to Construct the Optimal Neural Architecture for Your Machine Learning Task

  • In a theoretical paper I presented last week at the 28th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks in Munich, I show that the arbitrary selection of a neural architecture is unlikely to provide the best solution to a given machine learning problem, regardless of the learning algorithm used, the architecture selected, or the tuning of training parameters such as batch size or learning rate.
  • Rather, my paper suggests, we should use computational methods to generate neural architectures tailored to specific problems.
  • My paper rethinks the function approximation problem, with the aim of accounting for modern developments in machine learning, such as deep learning or — you guessed it — the automated design of neural architectures.
  • A new theoretical analysis can help guide the process of neural-architecture search, or piecing a neural network together from a set of component parts (convolutional layers, concatenations, max pooling, and the like).

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10 things in tech you need to know today

  • Good morning!
  • This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.
  • Have an Amazon Alexa device?
  • Now you can hear 10 Things in Tech each morning.
  • Just search for "Business Insider" in your Alexa's flash briefing settings.
  • You can also subscribe to this newsletter here — just tick "10 Things in Tech You Need to Know.

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